The Golden CompassBook - 2015
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In a world where our souls exist outside our bodies in the form of animals, a young girl named Lyra goes on a quest to the far north to save her best friend and other children from evil experiments. This book is the first in a series.
You do not have to be a teen to enjoy Lyra, her shape-shifting daemon, and their adventures as they try to save her best friend, outrun the evil Ms. Coulter, and figure out the truth about a possible alternate universe. Philip Pullman creates an amazing universe and readers will keep turning the... Read More »
If you've ever wondered if there might be hidden universes existing alongside our own, you will love Philip Pullman's trilogy, His Dark Materials. Beginning with the Golden Compass, Pullman creates parallel worlds of danger, mystery, and incomparable beauty. Follow Lyra as she visits them all. Ch... Read More »
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In this book Lyra and her daemon ,Pantalaimon [ in short Pan], go on a perilous journey to Bolvangar to stop the Gobblers. They need to stop the Gobblers because they kidnap children and then cut away ther deamons. Lyra and Pan travel with with the Gyptians. Along the way they meet the armored bear, Iorek Byrnison.
This truly amazing book in a different dimension where children started going missing. A girl lived there, Lyra, who once lived a university until the fateful day when her mother took her away. She was given a golden compass by the university which she was to keep hidden.Her mother found out and tried to take it so lyra ran away from her mother. She met the egyptians who saved her from being captured. Together with them she went to save the children. They met a bear named eric burneson who decided to help her after she got back his amour. Together with lee scorseby (a balloonist) they faced evil to save the missing children.
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“That's the duty of the old,' said the Librarian, 'to be anxious on the behalf of the young. And the duty of the young is to scorn the anxiety of the old."
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